From the Desk of the Lay Director – Aug 2014

BJ Schilling small“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
~ Philippians 4: 6-7

iraq children1Our Sunday School class has been studying the book of Philippians over the summer, and looked at this passage last week. I’ve read this before, but with the recent news of all that is happening to our fellow Christians in Iraq right now, Paul’s words seemed to strike a chord this time. What power do we have over things that we seemingly have no power to effect – PRAYER! Whether it be persecution across the globe or problems with our hearts, our faithful Father is waiting for His children to come to him with all of their needs in prayer.

So I will do that by thanking God for a near-full Women’s Walk coming up next weekend. I can’t wait to see how God reveals His glory to all of the lucky ladies in attendance! So if you have procrastinated in signing someone up, you better hurry and get them signed up.

I also want to highlight some of the events on the Emmaus calendar:

August 7th – Community meeting at St. Josephs Church in Slaton. We will send the ladies off for the Womens Walk at Mercy Center at 7:00ish, and immediately go across the street for community. There will NOT be a fellowship meal beforehand.

August 15th – Mercy Center is hosting a pot-luck Emmaus Fellowship meal on the patio. This will be a great chance to see some of the faces from Emmaus you haven’t seen in a while. Mercy center will also unveil their fundraiser tile wall. More info about that is at

August 19th – Community wide prayer gathering at the Fellowship Church – 9417 4th St. Lubbock at 6:30pm. We will corporately pray for our community and the upcoming walks.

Please continue to be in prayer for Women’s Walk #130 next weekend, as well for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe. Hope to see you at community and candlelight, and together we can all worship our Father who faithfully hears our prayers!

De Colores,
B.J. Schilling